|Royal Challengers Bangalore kicked off their 2012 Indian Premier League campaign with a 20-run victory over theDelhi Daredevils.
South African AB de Villiers starred with the bat as he struck an unbeaten 64 in a total of 157 for eight, before Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan claimed three for 25 as the capital franchise were limited to 137 in reply.
Australian opener Andrew McDonald set Bangalore on the winning path with 30 off 19 balls, including four fours and two sixes, before he was caught by Doug Bracewell off the bowling of South African Morne Morkel.
De Villiers made the key contribution though, with his tally coming off 42 balls and featuring six fours and two sixes, while Vinay Kumar (18) added some valuable late runs too. Bracewell finished as the pick of Delhi's attack with three for 32.
Their reply got off to a bad start when Virender Sehwag was bowled for a golden duck by India team-mate Zaheer Khan, but Aaron Finch (25) and Naman Ojha (33) kept the score ticking along before both fell victim to Muralitharan.
Irfan Pathan added 24 before he was run out, but the Daredevils could not keep pace with the Challengers' scoring and were 20 runs short after their allotted overs.
Ravindra Jadeja played a starring role with bat and ball as the Chennai Super Kings claimed a convincing 74-run victory over the Deccan Chargers.
Jadeja hit 48 before he was out to Dale Steyn, helping Chennai to 193 for six from their 20 overs and then claimed five wickets for 16 as the hosts were skittled out for 119.
It represented a good response from the Super Kings, who were beaten in their opening match by the Mumbai Indians.
Chennai had put just two on the board when Murali Vijay was dismissed by Ankit Sharma, but a 25-ball 39 from Faf du Plessis - which featured four sixes - put them back on track before Jadeja weighed in and West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo struck five sixes off 18 balls en route to an unbeaten 43 after coming in at seven.
Jadeja claimed his first wicket by dismissing Parthiv Patel for 20 and in a neat bit of symmetry he took the wicket of Steyn for five, before Doug Bollinger took the wicket of Sharma to wrap things up with the first ball of the 18th over.